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Rock My World Canada, chapter 122: Dominic Troiano

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Domenic Michele Antonio Troiano (January 17, 1946 – May 25, 2005) was a rock guitarist, most notable for his contributions to Mandala, The James Gang, The Guess Who and as a solo artist. In 1965, Troiano joined The Rogues who became The Five Rogues and comprised: singer George Olliver, bass player Don Elliot, keyboards Josef Chirowski and drummer Pentti Glan.

In September 1966, the band changed its name to Mandala and recorded two singles, including the top ten hit, “Opportunity” in February 1967. He performed with the Domenic Troiano Band in the late 1970s and scored his biggest hit with the 1979 Disco-themed “We All Need Love.”

He died of prostate cancer in 2005.

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